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Life, animated, The Orchard ; A&E Indiefilms presents a Motto Pictures production ; a film by Roger Ross Williams ; produced by Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; directed & produced by Roger Ross Williams

Label
Life, animated, The Orchard ; A&E Indiefilms presents a Motto Pictures production ; a film by Roger Ross Williams ; produced by Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; directed & produced by Roger Ross Williams
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference, CHV rating: G
Main title
Life, animated
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
959297146
Responsibility statement
The Orchard ; A&E Indiefilms presents a Motto Pictures production ; a film by Roger Ross Williams ; produced by Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; directed & produced by Roger Ross Williams
Runtime
92
Summary
"At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his son's puppets--Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin--and asked 'What's it like to be you?' Suddenly, Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie ... Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with vérité scene's from Owen's life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar and Ariel create a context for him to understand his feelings and interpret reality"--Container
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.originPlace
resource.animator
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